January 17, 2018 by Camilla Bradshaw, 3 minute read time
Find out about the trends that are not just shaping 'where' people travel in 2018, but 'how'.
January 10, 2018 by Camilla Bradshaw, 2 minute read time
As night falls over Harar, the glowing eyes of hyenas circle the fortified city walls in search of food. Surprisingly, the locals do not fear them, they welcome them in as part of an ancient ritual.
December 14, 2017 by Camilla Bradshaw, 2 minute read time
Enchanting sea monsters which appear on early maps show the world beyond man’s understanding. Vague sightings of fearsome, unknown creatures led to a distorted view of what was lurking in the depths of the ocean.
December 06, 2017 by Camilla Bradshaw, 1 minute read time
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Saint Nicholas, whose acts of kindness and giving earned him the nickname Nicholas the Wonderworker. What began in an ancient Greek town, spread throughout the world...
November 02, 2017 by Camilla Bradshaw, 3 minute read time
Each year, on Día de los Muertos, the souls of the dead are welcomed back to Earth to visit their loved ones. As Queen of the underworld, Mictēcacihuātl presides over this ancient Aztec festival and the time-honoured...
March 23, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 5 minute read time
Silence isn’t one of the things you associate with New Year celebrations; however, for the people of Indonesia, it plays an important cultural and ceremonious role. Last time I left for Bali, I arrived just days...
February 16, 2017 by Elisa Picazo, 3 minute read time
On her travels through Rajasthan last April, our Asia Trip Planner experienced first-hand a side of the Northern Indian culture known for ceremonial grandeur and an infectiously fun atmosphere.
February 09, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 2 minute read time
Embrace the traditions of another country this Valentine’s Day. Take a culture-swap trip + explore romance + love in a place that means something special to you + your partner - or perhaps just you
January 26, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 4 minute read time
At the start of a new year, our mind inevitably turns to hopes and plans for the year ahead and, more often than not, the aim to have a fresh approach and outlook.
January 19, 2017 by Laura Mitchell, 5 minute reading time
A festival celebrated by almost a fifth of the world's population. Often called the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is one of the most important traditions in their festive calendar. And it begins on January 28th.